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post #1 of 19
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It has been three weeks since I decided that I am going to buy a desktop and not a laptop due to the endless possibilities and upgradeability, tow weeks since I have decided that I will built my own and searching for hardware and one week since I started using this forum and finally I subscribed.
I have a serious question :
Intel or AMD ?
And if Intel, which one ???
How do I choose a processor ?
What are the differences Between Intel and AMD , i7 and i& xtreme ?
Thank you in advance.

I am writting here because I used to have Intel and I was verry very satisfied and without knowing I still want an Intel.But am I right ?
Edited by PforPC - 2/19/12 at 5:54am
post #2 of 19
First of all; what will you be doing with it? Gaming? If so, intel is your choice. Many go for the i5-2500k since games don't utilize the features of Hyperthreading or more than quadcore processors.

Regarding how you choose a processor, you're doing step 1 right now I guess; research. Set up your needs, then read about the cpu's that seem interesting.

The difference between i5 and i7
ASRock E3G3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
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ASRock E3G3
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
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post #3 of 19
AMD is where it is at, I recommend getting a asus crossfire v formula with it, and if you put water cooling you could most likely reach 5.0 Ghz, or higher!
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Gaming, movies and softwares that was to do with mathematics and physics
post #5 of 19
whats your budget??
post #6 of 19
A Intel i5 is probably the best cpu for a non multi threaded pc

The AMD GPUs are generally cheaper for the same performance of their Nvidia counter part
post #7 of 19
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For the whole pc around 3000$ ± 20%
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by PforPC View Post

For the whole pc around 3000$ ± 20%

That is an amazing budget. biggrin.gif Wish I had one like that. Id go with an Intel 2700K, 8+GB of ram, an EVGA motherboard, 2 AMD 7970's, an SSD for operating system, a few hard drives for storage, and possibly a nice triple Dell IPS monitor setup. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 19
that means with monitor and keyboard i guess ??

Core i7 2600k 280$

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 120$

XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit 117$
480

Total 3023$

you can
LITE-ON Black 12X blu-ray 80$

ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card 175$ but you have to put it in the last PCIe x4 slot redface.gif

and add another monitor there if you can really go upto 3000% +20%

Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/19/12 at 8:22am
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OPS sorry worng post posted on the wrong thread doh.gif
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